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5 App Store Ranking Factors and How to Optimize Them

The key to success in the App Store is to optimize, optimize, optimize. In this article, we’ll introduce five key App Store ranking factors and how to master them.

5 App Store ranking factors

1. App name

Coming up with a short, memorable app name is hard. A great name is a crucial factor that decides whether or not your app is going to get love from users. Of course, you want to try to include keywords in your app name. But beyond that, you want a name that clicks with people. Think about app names that people talk about with their friends: Waze. Candy Crush Saga. Words with Friends. Then emulate them by listing memorable, brandable ideas for your app.

How do you know when you’ve found the right app name? Create a poll on PickFu to test your app name and see what real consumers think. PickFu enables you to get specific about the target customer you want to poll, such as cat owners, mobile gamers, or people with iOS devices.

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E-commerce Product Page Testing Step-by-Step

When you’re selling online, e-commerce product page testing is a must. Why? Optimizing your listing ensures that you’re presenting your merchandise in a way that makes people as likely as possible to buy.

The way to accomplish this is with A/B testing (also called split testing). A/B testing is the process of using two versions of a web page on an audience to compare performance. A traditional split test directs a portion of your website traffic to one version of a page and directs another portion of your website traffic to a different version of that page. PickFu’s split testing is slightly different: instead of testing live, you can create a poll before your product launches and test ideas on an audience in a sandbox environment. PickFu provides the respondents and you’ll get results in as little as a few minutes.

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Which One Won?: How e-commerce photo editing affects results

In this week’s “Which One Won?”, we’ll look at an example of how a snazzy design choice in e-commerce photo editing can capture shoppers’ attention.

In this poll, an e-commerce seller conducted a split test on 50 people, presenting them with dueling product images of a musical egg toy set. The two options played around with the layout and the look of the components.

In Option A, the eggs are displayed in a circle, making them resemble flower petals.

In Option B, the eggs rest naturally in the white space.

Both feature a hand holding an egg, but each is in a different position. The two also have different-looking symbols conveying that there are six eggs in a set.

Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? The importance of product design

This week, we’ll examine the importance of product design, illustrated by this PickFu poll. An e-commerce seller split-tested patterns for reusable beeswax food wraps. Both images feature styles that are beautiful and well-designed, but the audience of 50 Amazon Prime members were tasked with choosing one.

In Option A, the three patterns are bees, avocados, and pineapples. In Option B, there are three geometric/honeycomb patterns.

It’s a tough choice, but one option came out ahead. Can you guess which one won?

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Which One Won? How to stage product photos

This week on Which One Won?, we’ll look at how to stage product photos and how adding color can provoke a strong response from an audience.

An Amazon seller created a PickFu poll to split test two images of a scratch-off map set with 50 Amazon Prime members.

In Option A, the map is black and gold and each part of the set is laid out in its own space. In Option B, the map is blue and gold and the elements overlap in a staged scene.

Can you guess which one won?

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What Is E-commerce Optimization and Why Does It Matter?

When online shoppers land on your product page, they decide within seconds whether to browse or close the tab. How can you make sure they don’t slip away? Aside from having a quality product, you need to focus on e-commerce optimization.

E-commerce optimization is the process by which you critically examine all aspects of your website’s product listings, then experiment with changes that could boost sales and affect other key performance indicators (KPIs). To keep track of how these changes affect your e-commerce site, you’ll want to conduct A/B testing. Also known as split testing, this process enables you to compare two versions of a website to track which one performs best.

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Which One Won? Product packaging that sells

When you put in the effort and money to create nice product packaging, why not show it off in your main e-commerce image?

This week, we’ll look at how an item in a classy, high-quality box can attract buyers much better than the item on its own. In a recent PickFu poll, an Amazon seller conducted a split test on 50 members of the general population, asking them to choose between two product photos for a leather keychain.

Option A shows the keychain on a wood backdrop. Option B shows the keychain inside a gift box, resting on the same backdrop.

Can you guess which one won?

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